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Research Project: Sustainable Crop Production and Wildland Preservation through the Management, Systematics, and Conservation of a Diversity of Bees

Location: Pollinating Insect-Biology, Management, Systematics Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Pollen column, and a wax canopy, in a first nest description of Bombus (Cullumanobombus) morrisoni (Apidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Koch, J., Cane, J.H. 2022. Pollen column, and a wax canopy, in a first nest description of Bombus (Cullumanobombus) morrisoni (Apidae). Apidologie. 53. Article 31. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13592-022-00943-4.

Pursuing best practices for minimizing wild bee captures to support biological research Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Montero-Castano, A., Koch, J., Lindsay, T.T., Love, B.G., Mola, J.M., Newman, K., Sharkey, J. 2022. Pursuing best practices for minimizing wild bee captures to support biological research. Conservation Science and Practice. 4(7). https://doi.org/10.1111/csp2.12734.

Out of the temperate zone: A phylogenomic test of the biogeographical conservatism hypothesis in a contrarian clade of ants Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Branstetter, M.G., Longino, J.T., Reyes-López, J., Brady, S., Schultz, T.R. 2022. Out of the temperate zone: A phylogenomic test of the biogeographical conservatism hypothesis in a contrarian clade of ants. Journal of Biogeography. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.14462.

Pesticide risk to managed bees during blueberry pollination is primarily driven by off-farm exposures Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Graham, K.K., Milbrath, M.O., Zhang, Y., Baert, N., McArt, S., Isaacs, R. 2022. Pesticide risk to managed bees during blueberry pollination is primarily driven by off-farm exposures. Scientific Reports. 12. Article 7189. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-11156-1.

Improving Osmia lignaria and O. cornifrons (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) retention with preferred nest materials and attractant spray Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pinilla-Gallego, M.S., Rowe, L.M., Gibbs, J., Pitts Singer, T., Isaacs, R. 2022. Improving Osmia lignaria and O. cornifrons (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) retention with preferred nest materials and attractant spray. Journal of Applied Entomology. 146(6):743-752. https://doi.org/10.1111/jen.13001.

Phylogenomic dating and Bayesian biogeography illuminate an antitropical pattern for eucerine bees Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Freitas, F.V., Branstetter, M.G., Casali, D.M., Aguiar, A.J., Griswold, T.L., Almeida, E.A. 2022. Phylogenomic dating and Bayesian biogeography illuminate an antitropical pattern for eucerine bees. Journal of Biogeography. 49(6):1034-1047. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.14359.

Phylogenomics and historical biogeography of the cleptoparasitic bee genus Nomada (Hymenoptera: Apidae) using ultraconserved elements Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Odanaka, K.A., Branstetter, M.G., Tobin, K.B., Rehan, S.M. 2022. Phylogenomics and historical biogeography of the cleptoparasitic bee genus Nomada (Hymenoptera: Apidae) using ultraconserved elements. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 170. Article 107453. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2022.107453.

The interception of Bombus impatiens Cresson, 1863 found in imported produce purchased in Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Koch, J., King, C.B., Lindsay, T.T., Matsunaga, J.N., Mossman, B. 2022. The interception of Bombus impatiens Cresson, 1863 found in imported produce purchased in Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i. Hawaiian Entomological Society Proceedings. 54:37-40.

UCE phylogenomics of New World Cryptopone (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) elucidates genus boundaries, species boundaries, and the vicariant history of a temperate-tropical disjunction Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Branstetter, M.G., Longino, J.T. 2022. UCE phylogenomics of New World Cryptopone (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) elucidates genus boundaries, species boundaries, and the vicariant history of a temperate-tropical disjunction. Insect Systematics and Diversity. 6(1):1-23. Article 6. https://doi.org/10.1093/isd/ixab031.

A review of bee captures in pest monitoring traps and future directions for research and collaboration Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spears, L.R., Christman, M.E., Koch, J., Looney, C., Ramirez, R.A. 2021. A review of bee captures in pest monitoring traps and future directions for research and collaboration. Journal of Integrated Pest Management. 12(1):1-12. Article 49. https://doi.org/10.1093/jipm/pmab041.

Phylogeny, biogeography and diversification of the mining bee family Andrenidae Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bossert, S., Wood, T.J., Patiny, S., Michez, D., Almeida, E.A., Minckley, R.L., Packer, L., Neff, J.L., Copeland, R.S., Straka, J., Pauly, A., Griswold, T.L., Brady, S.G., Danforth, B.N., Murray, E.A. 2022. Phylogeny, biogeography and diversification of the mining bee family Andrenidae. Systematic Entomology. 47(2):283-302. https://doi.org/10.1111/syen.12530.

Species paraphyly and social parasitism: Phylogenomics, morphology, and geography clarify the evolution of the Pseudomyrmex elongatulus group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), a Mesoamerican ant clade Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ward, P.S., Branstetter, M.G. 2022. Species paraphyly and social parasitism: Phylogenomics, morphology, and geography clarify the evolution of the Pseudomyrmex elongatulus group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), a Mesoamerican ant clade. Insect Systematics and Diversity. 6(1):1-31. Article 4. https://doi.org/10.1093/isd/ixab025.

UCE phylogenomics resolves major relationships among ectaheteromorph ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ectatomminae, Heteroponerinae): A new classification for the subfamilies and the description of a new genus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Camacho, G.P., Franco, W., Branstetter, M.G., Pie, M.R., Longino, J.T., Schultz, T.J., Feitosa, R.M. 2022. UCE phylogenomics resolves major relationships among ectaheteromorph ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ectatomminae, Heteroponerinae): A new classification for the subfamilies and the description of a new genus. Insect Systematics and Diversity. 6(1):1-20. Article 5. https://doi.org/10.1093/isd/ixab026.

Phylogenetic relationships and the evolution of host preferences in the largest clade of brood parasitic bees (Apidae: Nomadinae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sless, T.J., Branstetter, M.G., Gillung, J.P., Krichilsky, E., Tobin, K.B., Straka, J., Rozen, J.G., Freitas, F.V., Martins, A.C., Bossert, S., Searle, J.B., Danforth, B.N. 2021. Phylogenetic relationships and the evolution of host preferences in the largest clade of brood parasitic bees (Apidae: Nomadinae) . Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 166. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2021.107326.

Adult body size measurement redundancies in Osmia lignaria and Megachile rotundata (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McCabe, L.M., Boyle, N.K., Scalici, M.B., Pitts Singer, T. 2021. Adult body size measurement redundancies in Osmia lignaria and Megachile rotundata (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). PeerJ. 9. Article e12344. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.12344.

Effects of provision type and pesticide exposure on the larval development of Osmia lignaria (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kopit, A.M., Klinger, E., Cox-Foster, D.L., Ramirez, R.A., Pitts Singer, T. 2021. Effects of provision type and pesticide exposure on the larval development of Osmia lignaria (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Environmental Entomology. 51(1):240-251. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvab119.

New species of the genus Eoanthidium (Apoidea: Megachilidae: Anthidiini) from the Middle East link the Afrotropical and Palaearctic Realms, with a key to the Palaearctic taxa Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kasparek, M., Griswold, T.L. 2021. New species of the genus Eoanthidium (Apoidea: Megachilidae: Anthidiini) from the Middle East link the Afrotropical and Palaearctic Realms, with a key to the Palaearctic taxa. Journal of Natural History. 55(33-34):2083-2110. https://doi.org/10.1080/00222933.2021.1977406.

The roles of phenotypic plasticity and adaptation in morphology and performance of an invasive species in a novel environment Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jardeleza, M.G., Koch, J., Pearse, I., Ghalambor, C., Hufbauer, R.A. 2021. The roles of phenotypic plasticity and adaptation in morphology and performance of an invasive species in a novel environment. Ecological Entomology. 47(1):25-37. https://doi.org/10.1111/een.13087.

The invasion of Megachile policaris (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) to Hawai‘i Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Koch, J., Tabor, J.A., Montoya-Aiona, K., Eiben, J. 2021. The invasion of Megachile policaris (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) to Hawai‘i. Journal of Insect Science. 21(5):1-9. Article 4. https://doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/ieab065.

Genetic and usurpation data support high incidence of bumble bee nest invasion by socially parasitic bumble bee, Bombus insularis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Koch, J., McCabe, L.M., Love, B.G., Cox-Foster, D.L. 2021. Genetic and usurpation data support high incidence of bumble bee nest invasion by socially parasitic bumble bee, Bombus insularis. Journal of Insect Science. 21(5):1-7. Article 3. https://doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/ieab063.

Identities, concentrations, and sources of pesticide exposure in pollen collected by managed bees during blueberry pollination Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Graham, K.K., Milbrath, M.O., Zhang, Y., Soehnlen, A., Baert, N., McArt, S., Isaacs, R. 2021. Identities, concentrations, and sources of pesticide exposure in pollen collected by managed bees during blueberry pollination. Scientific Reports. 11. Article 16857. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-96249-z.

Paraphyly and low levels of genetic divergence in morphologically distinct taxa: Revision of the Pseudoanthidium scapulare complex of carder bees (Apoidea: Megachilidae: Anthidiini) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Litman, J.R., Fateryga, A.V., Griswold, T.L., Aubert, M., Proshchalykin, M.Y., Divelec, R.L., Burrows, S., Praz, C.J. 2021. Paraphyly and low levels of genetic divergence in morphologically distinct taxa: Revision of the Pseudoanthidium scapulare complex of carder bees (Apoidea: Megachilidae: Anthidiini). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 195(4):1287-1337. https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlab062.

Assessment of the vulnerability to pesticide exposures across bee species Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmolke, A., Galic, N., Feken, M., Thompson, H., Sgolastra, F., Pitts Singer, T., Elston, C., Pamminger, T., Hinarejos, S. 2021. Assessment of the vulnerability to pesticide exposures across bee species. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 40(9):2640-2651. https://doi.org/10.1002/etc.5150.

A brief assessment of Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) abundance in forest and non-forested habitats across an altitude gradient on Mauna Loa, Hawai‘i Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Curbelo, K., Price, D., Koch, J. 2021. A brief assessment of Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) abundance in forest and non-forested habitats across an altitude gradient on Mauna Loa, Hawai‘i. Pacific Science. 75(4):513-524. https://doi.org/10.2984/75.4.4.

Neonicotinoid pesticides cause mass fatalities of native bumble bees: A case study from Wilsonville, Oregon, USA Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hatfield, R., Strange, J.P., Koch, J., Jepsen, S., Stapleton, I. 2021. Neonicotinoid pesticides cause mass fatalities of native bumble bees: A case study from Wilsonville, Oregon, USA. Environmental Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvab059.

Ensemble models predict invasive bee habitat suitability will expand under future climate scenarios in Hawai‘i Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tabor, J.A., Koch, J. 2021. Ensemble models predict invasive bee habitat suitability will expand under future climate scenarios in Hawai‘i. Insects. 12(5). Article 443. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects12050443.

Phylogeny, phenology, and foraging breadth of ashmeadiella (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Murray, E., Evanhoe, L., Bossert, S., Geber, M.A., Griswold, T.L., McCoshum, S.M. 2021. Phylogeny, phenology, and foraging breadth of ashmeadiella (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Insect Systematics and Diversity. 5(3). https://doi.org/10.1093/isd/ixab010.

Reduction in the potential distribution of bumble bees (Apidae: Bombus) in Mesoamerica under different climate change scenarios: Conservation implications Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martinez-Lopez, O., Koch, J., Martinez-Morales, M., Navarrete-Gutierrez, D., Enriquez, E., Vandame, R. 2021. Reduction in the potential distribution of bumble bees (Apidae: Bombus) in Mesoamerica under different climate change scenarios: Conservation implications. Global Change Biology. 27(9):1772-1787. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15559.

Ultraconserved element phylogenomics and biogeography of the agriculturally important mason bee subgenus Osmia (Osmia) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Branstetter, M.G., Muller, A., Griswold, T.L., Orr, M.C., Zhu, C. 2021. Ultraconserved element phylogenomics and biogeography of the agriculturally important mason bee subgenus Osmia (Osmia). Systematic Entomology. 46(2):453-472. https://doi.org/10.1111/syen.12470.

Integrating UCE phylogenomics with traditional taxonomy reveals a trove of new world syscia species (Formicidae: Dorylinae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Longino, J.T., Branstetter, M.G. 2021. Integrating UCE phylogenomics with traditional taxonomy reveals a trove of new world syscia species (Formicidae: Dorylinae). Insect Systematics and Diversity. 5(2). Article ixab001. https://doi.org/10.1093/isd/ixab001.

From bees to flies: Global shift in pollinator communities along elevation gradients Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McCabe, L.M., Cobb, N.S. 2021. From bees to flies: Global shift in pollinator communities along elevation gradients. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 8. Article 626124. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2020.626124.

First records, phenology, habitat, and host-plant associations of Macrotera opuntiae (Cockerell) (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae) in Montana Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Delphia, C.M., Griswold, T.L. 2021. First records, phenology, habitat, and host-plant associations of Macrotera opuntiae (Cockerell) (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae) in Montana. Journal of Melittology. (102):1-10. https://doi.org/10.17161/jom.i102.13700.

Partitioned gene-tree analyses and gene-based topology testing help resolve incongruence in a phylogenomic study of host-specialist bees (Apidae: Eucerinae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Freitas, F.V., Branstetter, M.G., Griswold, T.L., Almeida, E.A. 2020. Partitioned gene-tree analyses and gene-based topology testing help resolve incongruence in a phylogenomic study of host-specialist bees (Apidae: Eucerinae). Molecular Biology and Evolution. 38(3):1090-1100. https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msaa277.

Bees of the genus Anthidium Fabricius, 1804 (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Megachilidae: Anthidiini) from China Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nu, Z., Yuan, F., Ascher, J.S., Kasparek, M., Orr, M.C., Griswold, T.L., Zhu, C. 2020. Bees of the genus Anthidium Fabricius, 1804 (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Megachilidae: Anthidiini) from China. Zootaxa. 4867(1):001-067. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4867.1.1.

Diet breadth affects bacterial identity but not diversity in the pollen provisions of closely related polylectic and oligolectic bees Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rothman, J.A., Cox-Foster, D.L., Andrikopoulos, C., McFrederick, Q.S. 2020. Diet breadth affects bacterial identity but not diversity in the pollen provisions of closely related polylectic and oligolectic bees. Insects. 11(9). Article 645. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11090645.

Bark beetle outbreak enhances biodiversity and foraging habitat of native bees in alpine landscapes of the southern Rocky Mountains Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davis, T.S., Rhoades, P.R., Mann, A.J., Griswold, T.L. 2020. Bark beetle outbreak enhances biodiversity and foraging habitat of native bees in alpine landscapes of the southern Rocky Mountains. Scientific Reports. 10: Article 16400. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-73273-z.

Neurotoxic alkaloid in pollen and nectar excludes generalist bees from foraging at death-camas, Toxicoscordion paniculatum (Melanthiaceae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cane, J., Gardner, D.R., Weber, M. 2020. Neurotoxic alkaloid in pollen and nectar excludes generalist bees from foraging at death-camas, Toxicoscordion paniculatum (Melanthiaceae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, London. 131(4):927-935. https://doi.org/10.1093/biolinnean/blaa159.

Biodiversity, community composition, and temporal variability of native bee populations in human-dominated land uses within the seasonally dry tropics - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Phylogenomic and morphological reevaluation of the bee tribes Biastini, Neolarrini, and Townsendiellini (Hymenoptera: Apidae) with description of three new species of Schwarzia Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bossert, S., Copeland, R.S., Sless, T.J., Brady, S.G., Danforth, B.D., Branstetter, M.G., Gillung, J., Straka, J. 2020. Phylogenomic and morphological reevaluation of the bee tribes Biastini, Neolarrini, and Townsendiellini (Hymenoptera: Apidae) with description of three new species of Schwarzia. Insect Systematics and Diversity. 4(6). https://doi.org/10.1093/isd/ixaa013.

Bee phenology is predicted by climatic variation and functional traits Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stemkovski, M., Pearse, W.D., Griffin, S.R., Pardee, G.L., Gibbs, J., Griswold, T.L., Neff, J., Oram, R., Rightmyer, M.G., Sheffield, C., Wright, K., Inouye, B.D., Irwin, R.E. 2020. Bee phenology is predicted by climatic variation and functional traits. Ecology Letters. 23(11):1589-1598. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13583.

A brief review of monolecty in bees and benefits of a broadened definition Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cane, J.H. 2020. A brief review of monolecty in bees and benefits of a broadened definition. Apidologie. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13592-020-00785-y.

A new bee species of the subgenus Ceratina (Rhysoceratina) (Hymenoptera: Apidae) from northernmost South America Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Florez-Gomez, N.A., Griswold, T.L. 2020. A new bee species of the subgenus Ceratina (Rhysoceratina) (Hymenoptera: Apidae) from northernmost South America. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad. https://doi.org/10.22201/ib.20078706e.2020.91.3062.